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How old are these chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eliz, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Eliz

    Eliz Songster

    May 16, 2008
    (2 Black Sex Links)

    I was told when I got them that they were about a week old. [​IMG] I will have had them a week Wednesday.

    At first they only had a few feathers on there wings.
    Now their wings are almost fully feathered.

    During the day I have been taking them out for about an hour to play in the dirt.

    ****Today the girls had their first dust bath!!! So cute to watch them rolling around and kickin dirt everywhere!
  2. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I would say that seems about right for two week old chicks. The first little tail feathers start to sprout and the wings are nearly all feathered. No feathers yet on their shoulders or chest.

    Do you have any pics?
  3. Eliz

    Eliz Songster

    May 16, 2008
    I don't have any pic yet, but I know eveyone love to see 'um [​IMG]

    I will work on that.

    But yeah your description sound perfect. So I guess I should keep their temps around 85. [​IMG]

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